St. Veronica Catholic Church

Chantilly, Virginia, USA

Children’s St. Nicholas Party

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Over 120 children come to the annual St. Nicholas party, held on a Sunday afternoon. Socks, winter hats, mittens, gloves, and candy kisses are collected for distribution by a homeless center and the Missionaries of Charity. The afternoon is filled with activities in classrooms and the parish hall: St. Nicholas songs, St. Nicholas play, making St. Nicholas figures, miters, coloring pictures, cookie decorating, card-making for parents and the bishop, and even face painting! On arrival shoes are left in one room to be filled with treats.